Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Transitional Local and Regional Plans 

Local Plan
Philadelphia Works finalized its Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) transitional local plan for Program Year 2016 in June 2016.  The plan will serve as the foundation for our ongoing WIOA implementation. This plan presents our mission, vision, goals and strategies necessary to support the work of our regional partners and the state. This plan also outlines many of the programs and initiatives we intend to employ as we, under the leadership of the Philadelphia Works board, provide oversight of Philadelphia’s public workforce system through the services in the PA CareerLink® Philadelphia centers.  

Appendix A includes all public comments received during the 30-day comment period along with Philadelphia Works responses. 

Download the local plan here: Philadelphia Works Local Transitional Plan 

Other WIOA Plan Resources:  Pennsylvania WIOA Combined State Plan 2016-20 

Regional Plan 
In addition to the transitional local plan, Philadelphia Works and its regional partners have submitted a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) transitional regional plan for Program Year 2016. While the local plan outlines our workforce strategies for Philadelphia, the regional plan covers the initiatives we will apply as a Southeast Pennsylvania region, in collaboration with our regional partners Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. The regional plan can be found on the Bucks County Workforce Development Board website

Approved Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Local Plan 

The Philadelphia Workforce Investment Area’s Title I Operational Plan outlines who will oversee the public workforce system, how funds will be spent, and how it will operate to serve adults, laid off workers and young people in Philadelphia. The plan was approved for July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2017 but has been superceded by the WIOA Transitional Local Plan as of July 1, 2016.

Philadelphia WIA APPROVED Plan  (PDF 185 pages)
Philadelphia WIA Plan Letter of Acceptance (PDF 1 page)

Philadelphia Works Strategic Plan 2013-2018: Partnering for a Competitive Workforce 

Learn about the five priorities resulting from the year-long strategic planning process:

  1. Bring Philadelphia’s workforce and economic development systems and investments into closer alignment
  2. Serving smaller employers
  3. Implement “No Wrong Door”
  4. Adopt common employer-driven standards for education and training 
  5. Prioritize hardest-to-serve populations

Strategic Plan - Executive Summary (PDF 4 pages)

Strategic Plan - Full Plan with Workplans and Timelines (PDF 71 pages)